Hotel Sol e Mar, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★
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As near to the sea as it gets in this resort and with easy access to the old town which becomes busy during the day with the influx of incoming day trippers. The property overflows with authentic Portuguese atmosphere and although there is no pool on site the sea shore is only few steps away.
A modern and unexciting 6-storey building with recessed balconies, most of which enjoy uninterrupted views across the ocean. The main entrance on a sloping area at the rear of the building.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 1965
The interior is noticeably smarter than the exterior and provides many comfortable corners for relaxation away from the hubbub outside.
A functional looking lobby has a small but welcoming reception desk and a small bar has comfortable seating around the servery area.
Sweeping ocean views are enjoyed from the picture windows and a breakfast room is distinctly Portuguese with its many tiled murals. A coffee shop and an amenable a-la-carte restaurant add to the classic atmosphere.
There are no grounds as such although an indoor pool is available. There is a bar service on the beach and a pleasant terrace bar/restaurant has shaded seating.
Area Type: Immediately adjacent to the old town area and overlooking the Peneco Beach. Amongst a variety of closely-knit buildings of various designs and periods. There are plenty of amenities in the immediate vicinity including a wide range of tourist shops, bars and restaurants. There is a bus stop 400m away.
Nearest beach: 40m (Peneco)
400m to Bus
Map Ref: 16
- Beach bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Breakfast room
- Public facilities
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)